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Playing, Laughing, and Learning in Preschool

As child care providers, it's easy to encourage children to sit down and play quietly. In an interesting article from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NEAYC), the author discusses the importance of laughter.

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A Sense of Place: Human Geography in the Early Childhood Classroom

Observing and discussing your surroundings begins early in life. In fact, these are your first geography lessons. A recent issue of Young Children from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) featured an article about incorporating geography, specifically a sense of place, in the early childhood classroom.

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Help Your Preschooler Gain Self-Control

Kindergarten teachers have expressed self control is an important part of school readiness. As a parent, how can you help teach your child this skill through your own actions.

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Supporting the Development of Creativity

The National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) recently shared an interesting article that focused on how different creative experiences support different parts of a child's development. It's important  to create a healthy balance that supports physical development, language and literacy, and social/emotional development.

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